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'''The Walt Disney Company''', commonly known as '''Disney''', is an American diversified Multinational corporation|multinational mass media and entertainment Media conglomerate|conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney Studios (Burbank)|Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world's second largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast. Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 – by brothers Walt Disney and Roy O. Disney – as the '''Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio''', and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names '''The Walt Disney Studio''' and then '''Walt Disney Productions'''. Taking on its current name in 1986, it expanded its existing operations and also started divisions focused upon theater, radio, music, publishing, and...
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TypePublic company|Public
Traded as{{unbulleted list|{{New York Stock Exchange|DIS}}|Dow Jones Industrial Average|DJIA Component|S&P 100|S&P 100 Component|S&P 500|S&P 500 Component}}
IndustryMass media
Entertainment
PredecessorsLaugh-O-Gram Studio
Foundation{{Start date and age|1923|10|16}}
Los Angeles, California, United States{{cite web|title=Company History |work=Corporate Information |publisher=The Walt Disney Company |url=http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/complete_history_1.html |accessdate=August 30, 2008 |deadurl=no |archiveurl=https://web.archive.org/web/20080913174841/http://corporate.disney.go.com/corporate/complete_history_1.html |archivedate=September 13, 2008 }}
FoundersWalt Disney
Roy O. Disney
Hq locationWalt Disney Studios (Burbank)|500 South Buena Vista Street
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